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DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Fri Mar 1, 2013 08:00 AM CST

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Asian equity markets ended mostly lower in Friday's trade, although Japan's Nikkei did close .4% higher on yen weakness. Canada's TSX equity markets closed at 12,820.90, up 88.51 points. Dow futures were off 58 points to 13,980 in overnight trade, leading to what should be a weaker open in North American markets. The Canadian dollar is 24 basis points lower at $.9679 CAD/U.S. dollar. The month of February ended at an 8-month low for the loonie. The U.S. dollar climbed .412 higher to 82.420, which will weigh on U.S. dollar-traded commodities Friday. Additional concerns hit the market Friday ...

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